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A New Grammy Category Puts Songwriters Like Tobias Jesso Jr. In The Spotlight

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 20: Piano player/singer Tobias Jesso Jr. performs onstage at the Central Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

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A New Grammy Category Puts Songwriters Like Tobias Jesso Jr. In The Spotlight

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 20: Piano player/singer Tobias Jesso Jr. performs onstage at the Central Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

A New Grammy Category Puts Songwriters Like Tobias Jesso Jr. In The Spotlight

Although not widely known, 37-year-old Tobias Jesso Jr.'s name pops up on the credits of some of today's biggest musical hits. He's written for Adele, Harry Styles and FKA twigs among many others. Jesso Jr.'s body of work as a songwriter has earned him a Grammy nomination in the brand-new category Songwriter of the Year. And although he got his start in the music industry as a solo artist, he says he feels more at home behind the scenes. In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what's going on in your community. Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 20: Piano player/singer Tobias Jesso Jr. performs onstage at the Central Presbyterian Church on March 20, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images

 

Although not widely known, 37-year-old Tobias Jesso Jr.'s name pops up on the credits of some of today's biggest musical hits. He's written for Adele, Harry Styles and FKA twigs among many others.

Jesso Jr.'s body of work as a songwriter has earned him a Grammy nomination in the brand-new category Songwriter of the Year. And although he got his start in the music industry as a solo artist, he says he feels more at home behind the scenes.

In participating regions, you’ll also hear a local news segment to help you make sense of what’s going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

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